The present Jura distillery was built between 1960-63 by Robin Fletcher and Tony Riley-Smith (in partnership with Scottish & Newcastle's blending company Charles Mackinlay & Co.) on the grounds of a previous distillery (also called Jura) that had been founded in 1810 but closed and dismantled in 1901. The new distillery's architect was ... Read More »
One of a trio of smartly-packaged special finish Isle of Juras: the 'Jura Paps', launched during the Feis Ile 2009 to celebrate the islands eponymous iconic mountains. Sacred Mountain has been finished in Barolo casks.
An old bottling of the now defunct Isle of Jura 8 year old. Presented in the distillery's trademark shaped bottle, we estimate this was bottled in the 1980s. A tiny island situated off the north east coast of Islay, Jura is home to more deer than people and was where George Orwell wrote 1984.
A fantastic 30 year old whisky from Jura, previewed back at The Whisky Show in 2012 and long awaited since. The name 'Camas an Staca' translates to be simply 'Standing Stone' and refers to one of the 8 ancient stones dotted about the island. The whisky has been matured in American oak for most of it's life, finishing in Gonzalez Byass Oloroso butts for 3 years before bottling.
Jura's 1977 release is named Juar (Gaelic for Yew Tree). Aged for almost 34 years in three first fill bourbon casks, it was then finished in ruby port pipes for the last year. This has initial notes of peach melba, lemon and apples, turning more tropical as it develops in the mouth.
A very, very special new Isle of Jura, part of the new Rare & Prestigious range from Whyte & Mackay. Only 98 bottles were yielded from the cask. Click on the product for more details and tasting notes.